The Guild: Interdisciplinary C19th Forum, University of Cambridge

An interdisciplinary forum for 19th century studies, organised by PhD students at the University of Cambridge.
Organisers: Ranald Lawrence, Austen Saunders, Aurélie Petiot

An informal seminar and discussion group for sharing ideas about all aspects
of life in the nineteenth century
Keynes Seminar Room 1, King’s College
Every Second Tuesday of Full Term, 2-3pm

18th Oct.
Charles Robert Ashbee’s Educational Practices: Rounds and Catches
Aurélie did her undergraduate in English at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. She came to Cambridge to teach French, and stayed on to do an MPhil and a PhD in Art History. She is working on education in the Arts and Crafts Movement, with a specific emphasis on Ashbee for her doctoral dissertation.

1st Nov.
Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic
Standards for Public Space
Oriel studied architecture at Cambridge and then at the Architectural Association. She has taught at the Royal College of Art, UEL and Cambridge where she has run her own practice since 1996. She gained a PhD at Cambridge in 2010 and her book based on her thesis is due to be published by Ashgate in April 2012.

15th Nov.
Social Action and the Riddle of Poverty in the Illustrations of The New Age, 1909-1910
Chloe’s PhD, ‘Art and Activism: Promoting Change through British Periodical Illustration, 1893-1913’, examines art production in a range of social and political campaigns including women’s suffrage, socialism, the deaf cultural movement, and Irish home rule in Ulster.

29th Nov.
1840-1860: The Beginnings of a Globalised Mass Culture
Marie Léger-St-Jean is a PhD candidate in English with special interests in popular culture, book history, and digital humanities.

Queries to:
Aurélie Petiot (
Austen Saunders (
Ranald Lawrence (


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